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, state governors and members of congress braved the cold alongside him. >> i barack hussein obama faithfully swear. that will i will execute the president of office of united states. >> obama described his priori priorities for the second term. he said prosperity must rest on the shoulders of a rising middle class. >> no single person can give our children what they need for the future or build the roads and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. we must do these things as one nation and one people. >> obama begins his term with several battles looming. he's try to work with the republicans to revamp laws and avoid defaulting on the national debt. ♪ and the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air >> pop star beyonce sang the national anthem. her performance capped off the proceedings of the inaugural parade. then the president walked the route from the capitol building down pennsylvania avenue to the white house. his first inauguration true almost two million people. this time an estimated 700,000 turned out. >>> algerians are counting the h
execute. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> obama described his priorities for his second term from the domestic economy and diplomacy to climate change. he talked about values and principles common to all americans. he said prosperity must rest on the shoulders of the rising middle class. >> no single person can train all the math and science teachers we'll need to equip our children for the future. or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. now, more than ever, we must do these things together as one nation and one people. >> obama begins his second term with several battles looming. he'll try to work with republicans in the house of representatives to revamp gun control laws and avoid defaulting on the national debt. ♪ the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air >> pop star beyonce sang the national anthem. her performance capped off the official proceedings ahead of the inaugural parade. then the president walked the capitol route from the building to the white house. the inauguration four y
12th president obama will give the blueprint for his second term when he delivers his fifth state of the union address. but as he talks of immigration policies, gay rights, climate change, and of course gun control he will not be in front of 800 screaming supporters. instead he'll be talking to a republican controlled house whose entire platform consists of ignoring every single one of those issues. so, joining me once again is the nation's george zornick and joining us is political reporter for politico alex isenstadt. based on how the president acted during the fiscal cliff negotiations do you think we can expect a more resolved, more big stick less willing to compromise obama? >> well, that certainly is what the president seemed to telegraph today in his speech. really john, the president was telegraphing two things. one, he is believes the american people is firmly on his side, and he can push forward with a fairly bold agenda. the second thing that the president was telegraphing is he believes the the republican party is divided and too weak to stop him in terms of doing what
states. >> obama will never have to run for election again. that means time in office will be dedicated to governing and crafting a legacy. >> they had the power to change the course of history. and they are measured against their predecessors. abraham lincoln remains a huge inspiration for president obama. wayne is a washington analyst and former diplomat who examined years for what it takes for a president to become unforgettable. what could barack obama's legacy be? what will he be remembered for? >> i think his historic place is secure. however that does not mean his legacy is secure. his legacy is probably what he thinks his second term is all about. >> not far from the lincoln memorial, a tribute to america's many war dead. president obama is pledge to bring home the troops from afghanistan and to completely rethink defense strategy. >> the obama administration will put a huge focus in the term on reducing spending. one of the things he will look at is the cost of the transatlantic security relationship. >> a strategic rethink could have consequences for europe. president obama co
of the united states, barack obama, and michelle obama. the vice president of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. they are at the reviewing stand. a beautiful couple. [indiscernible] the president of the united states and first lady, followed by the vice-president of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. united states secret service -- [indiscernible] chairman senator charles schumer, senator lamar alexander, representative john boehner, house democratic leader nancy pelosi. [indiscernible] concluding the presidential press corps, the united states park police. [indiscernible] ladies and gentlemen, the parade continues to 17th street. [indiscernible] this is your chance to show your appreciation to the president of the united states, barack obama, and the first lady, michelle obama, as well as the vice president of the united states, and joe biden, and dr. jill biden, on their way to 17th street. ladies and gentlemen, making their way to the reviewing stand, the vice preside of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. every town seems to have its main str
>>> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> president obama takes the oath of office to begin his second term. hear what he said during his address that took some by surprise. >> and the 49ers are super bowl bound, what challenges some fans are facing if they want to see the game in person. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am julie haener. >> president obama parked his second inauguration. he took the both with his hand on two bibles. one used by lincoln at his first inauguration and one used by dr. martin luther king, jr. >> preserve, protect and defend, the constitution of the united states. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> john roberts administered the holt and president obama and daughters stood by his side. >> for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do well and a growing number barely make it. >> the weather was chilly but michelle obama and president obama took time to walk some of the parade walk. >> and the ball is un
of the united states. obama obviously had to learn all that was required to be president for on-the-job training. it is possible to conclude observing the weighty legislation pastoring his first term, obama is a quick learner. it seems he grappled with challenges that the economic crisis and formulation of the stimulus package haltingly commenting heavily on economic abasing. the most appropriate, on the stimulus program is the nation did not falter and sent economic expansion is occurring. the bailout of the automobile industry seems to be a success. the health care legislation frequently lacked presidential leadership and judgment of most observers and final configuration yet to be determined. all of this took place with minimal experience. how well is obama meeting the measures of a successful president? he has probably seen as protecting america's but the use of drones, special forces killing osama bin laden and members of al qaeda. his withdrawal of troops from iraq and plans for removal from afghanistan is greeted with approval by the majority of americans feared at the moment, obama secur
begun. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack obama. >> we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands. and in this capacity for risk and the gift for reinvestment. >> congratulations, mr. president. -- >> we are made for this moment and as long as we seize this together -- >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital for key, strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailor solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for - hi, neighbour! tonight, my babysitter prince tuesday is coming over to take care of me. and then we're going to school with all of our friends! i'm so glad you're here with me. and, i'll be right back! is made possible in part by... the richard king mellon foundation. dedicated f
memory lane and in 2009 here is barack obama. we stated it earlier. 8.3 million americans, fewer americans working than when he took office four years ago, but here is obama. how appropriate these words would even be today what he said in 2009. >> our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. homes have been lost. jobs shed, businesses shattered. our health care is too costly our schools fail too many and each day brings further evidence that the way we use energy strengthens our a adversarie adversaries. >> in light of where we stand today. >> the president says there is a spending probl is-- the spending problem before he came into office, roughly 2.5 trillion in revenues, and about 2.9, just less than 2.9. 2.8 trillion in spending. today revenues have recovered so that this year they'll be at 2.9 trillion. they're over 300 billion dollars from where they were when he came into office, but spending has gone up to 3.5 1/2 trillion dollars.
, wisconsin, virginia, and ohio. what do these states why common? they all voted twice for president obama. rnc chair reince priebus backs the scheme and acknowledges the rational behind it, quote, it's something a lot of states that have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red out to be looking at. in other words, if the state votes democrat for president and is controlled by a republican governor and state legislature, maybe you can swing it back the other way through a little jingling here, a little jiggling. also just how desperate is the republican party if they can't win playing by the rules it seems as we see here that they decide they can change the rule. ed rendell is the former governor of pennsylvania and michael crowley is with "time" magazine. it looks like they're looking at states like pennsylvania that has traditionally been a democratic presidential state. explain the game they might be playing or up to at least. >> well, it's very simple. barack obama carried the state in the last election by 5.5 points. but the way the vote came in for obama, it was concentr
to the united states the whole reason that barack obama our present exists he organized the left the prouty 81 opinions to the united states. the presumption there was by people higher up in the leadership who are afraid that he would become president. it's never clearly established but for the man that was tried and hanged as the assassin his last words why didn't you go after and that assassination fuelled barack obama senior's frustration. >> host: what are you talking to folks about barack obama, senior the term keeps coming up and this might be misleading that if you would answer, politically connected and political intrigue. >> guest: he was trained as an economist with at the university of hawaii and harvard before he got his ph.d.. but even a fairly brilliant macroeconomist. but his wives and all of his movements were in the government in nairobi in the ensuing decades filled with political frustrations. after just doing five days of interviews in kenya, three in nairobi and two of them out here my mind is spinning with all of the intrigue that i've heard. it's just one story after ano
pride parade, with eight floats from obama and biden's home states hawaii, illinois, pennsylvania, and delaware which honored delaware by just driving through the parade on its way to somewhere else. [ laughter ] and of course, this being democrats, there had to be a liberal gay, latino poet from maine. >> my face, your face, millions of faces in morning's mirrors, each one yawning to life. [ laughter ] >> stephen: sorry, i was yawming to life. would it kill you to throw a rhyme in there? [ laughter ] it's a poem. it's not that hard. there once was a man name barack who's re-election came as a shock. he raised the taxes i pay and then turned marriage gay. and now he's coming after your glock. [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] poet laureate, please. now, i'm not going to do a critical deconstruction of obama's partisan screed masquerading as an inaugural speech. now is not the time to criticize. i will just say this, it was a clear call for a radical, collectivist agenda. listen to this language. >> we, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not requ
states, barack h. obama. >> in honor of martin luther king day, the inaugural invocation was delivered by myrlie evers williams. the wife of the slain civil rights leader, medgar evans. >> 100 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors. >> vice president biden was sworn in by supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. ♪ ♪ oh beautiful >> then, james taylor's rendition of "america the beautiful." ♪ then the moment was at hand. the president swore his oath on two bibles. one was abraham lincoln's, the other dr. martin luther king junior's. >> protect and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> and unlike four years ago, chief justice roberts and the president made it through, using the correct wording. ♪ >> barack h. obama! >> and then came the president's second inaugural address. >> this generation of americans has been tested by crises that steele
, martin luther king and barack obama, the president of the united states, it's a great day to celebrate being an american and the democratic system which has allowed barack obama to be re-elected, african-american man, it would have been almost unthinkable when martin luther king was assassinated, but it has come true. his dream has come true. >> freedom is so important, and this country is all about freedom. that's why everybody wants to come here and live in america. today, you felt that, you felt the dream and the hope and the people. that's what makes america so great. it's wonderful. >> keep dancing. the fans are loving you moving. >> thanks, piers. come dance with me later. >> i will. >> this is sort of like getting audio -- an audio enema, your entire body. you got it. >> chris tucker. >> that's it. >> wow, on this lovely note, we will take a brief break. >> eat your heart out. >> let's do a dance. what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. we've got a lot o
as we continue. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack obama. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> constitution of the united states. >>> constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us still just as it guided our forebearers, just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone. to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on earth. my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. ♪ my country r ♪ to thee we sing r ♪p ♪ o say does that ba
at the use of the state secrets privilege or the with the obama administration expanded the drone wars, powered special operations forces from jsoc to join special operations command to operate in countries where the united states is not at war, if you look at the way the obama administration essentially boxed congress out of any effective oversight role of the covert aspect of u.s. foreign policy, what we really have is a president who has normalized for many, net -- many liberals, the policies they once opposed under the bush and ministration. this has been a war presidency. yesterday as president obama talked about how we don't need a state of perpetual war, multiple u.s. drone strikes in yemen, a country we are not at war with, where the u.s. has killed a tremendous number of civilians. to make, most disturbing about this is john brennan, who really was the architect of this drone program and expansion of the drone program, these guys are sitting around on tuesdays at the white house come on terror tuesday, discussing who was going to live and die across the world. >> what do you m
to see the introduction of the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. as you watched her grow in this role the last four years, what do you think? >> well she has done -- she is a, the most popular person in america just about. she has firmed up the sense of this family as a very responsible family that people can relate to, which was not always going to be obvious. so i think she has had that important role. she has not had the role hillary clinton had of getting involved in public policy. and i wouldn't be surprised -- and this is something she is capable of doing so i wouldn't be surprised over the second term if she drifts more in into that role. more publicly, i think she has had a significant role behind the scenes. >> jill biden has just been introduced to the crowd and taken her place. mark? >> i think it's remarkable, when she started in the campaign in 2008, where the remark about, i've never been more proud of my country, she was attacked and became a political listening rod, and it's been a very conscious, concentrated and effective effort to bring her back to the
of a new term for the 44th president of the united states. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> declaring his journey incomplete, the president lays out a bold second term agenda and calls a nation to action to work together. >> you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape the debates of our time. not only with the votes we cast but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideas. >>> also tonight, everything our cameras witnessed along the way. the pageantry, the spectacular scene here in washington. and a family caught in the act of being themselves. our special coverage, "nightly news" begins now. >>> the second inauguration of barack obama. this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. reporting tonight from washington. >> and good evening from capitol hill, where president barack
president of the united states of america, barack h. obama. [applause] [applause] [applause] >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much. >> vice president biden, mr. chief justice, members of the united states congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens -- each time we gather to inaugurate a president we bear witness to the enduring strength of our constitution. we affirm the promise of our democracy. we recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. what makes us exceptional -- what makes us american -- is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." today we continue a never- ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. for history tells us that while these truths may be self- evident, they've never been
on the capital's west front, barack obama relished every moment of his second inauguration. >> that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> a sea of people stretching down the mall. not as many as four years ago but still more than half a million strong, witnessed the grand ritual that every four years confirms american democracy in a uniquely american way. ♪ glory glory hallelujah >> but this was more than just a celebration. president obama is a president renewed in office by the votes of 65 million americans. he is a president with a purpose. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will see that so long as we seize it together -- >> this moment, it's more than the pomp and ceremony. for while inaugurations may be full of traditions, obama taking the oath on two bibles one abraham lincolns and one martin luther king jr.'s or the 21 gun salute or the trumpets blowing fanfare, inaugurations tell us something deeper about ourselves and the president we have chosen to lead us. >> we have always understood that when times change, so
that bypasses a sensitive area in his state. president obama has defended his controversial decision to stop the pipeline project by saying that even nebraska's republican governor was opposed to it. now that's no longer the case. supporters of the pipeline have pointed out the number of jobs that it could potentially create. critics have said that it will pose many environmental problems, and now the president has to decide whether to give the project his okay at a time when he used part of his inaugural address yesterday to reach out to environmentalists. and we've just heard from our crack white house team, arthel, sarah courtney, one of our producers there saying that the white house spokesman was asked about this at the briefing today, jay carney referred reporters to the state department which he says is still conducting its own assessment on the project. he says he has no idea what state that assessment is, how far along they are in their work, but something to keep an eye on especially now that the governor of nebraska has given the pipeline his okay. arthel: oh, for sure all eyes ar
moment there with the president of the united states and the first lady. barack and michelle obama, coming into this absolutely, hard to describe how big this place is. must be 40,000 people here going absolutely crackers for their president and first lady. i don't know about you, erin, but that was a fine thing. i was struck by the number of cameras. it was like everyone turned into the paparazzi. everybody was videoing it. i was videoing it. i wanted to be a part of history. jennifer hudson, too, looked absolutely amazing. sang beautifully. the president, we know he loves al green. know he loves "let's stay together." i thought that was a magical, magical moment. >> i have to say, for all of you watching at home, in the old days, they come to the ball, there's the tv cameras. this is 40,000 people, here, they say it could be that many. >> yeah. >> and you're out there on the stage, and you're dancing alone. for an entire song, alone. it's not like the first dance at your wedding. >> i danced at my wedding in front of 52 people. >> you're sitting there with their screens up and yo
by his wife, outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. and then the formal entrances. the obama daughters were introduced to the crowd along with their grandmother marion robinson, the first lady's mother. they were followed by jill biden and by mrs. obama. >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady of the united states, mrs. michelle obama. >> brown: and the vice president. ♪ hail to the chief and the president himself greeted by official music (hail to the chief). and by chants from the crowd. >> obama! brown: then the ceremonies got underway. the former chair of the naacp and widow of the slain civil rights leader delivered the invocation. >> we invoke the prayers of our grandmothers who taught us to pray, "god, make me a blessing." let their spirit guide us as we claim the spirit of old. there's something within me that holds the reins. there's something within me that banishes pain. there's something within me i cannot explain, but all i know, america, there is something within. there is something within. >> brown: perhaps the most rousing moment of the day came from the bro
on "the war room"." we have a progressive from a red state. he'll guide us how president obama's agenda can actually become law. plus dick cheney opens up just in time for the sundance film festival. you'll want to hear him answer with what he thinks his biggest flaw is. wow, i want to. this is "the war room." we'll be right back. >> i think it's brilliant. (vo) first, news and analysis with a washington perspective from an emmy winning insider. >> i know this stuff, and i love it. (vo) followed by humor and politics with a west coast edge. bill press and stephanie miller. >> what a way to start the day. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: when it comes to explaining what jerrymandering is, a picture is worth a thousand words. or put it another way a carefully drawn map is worth congressional seats. essentially ensuring the g.o.p. retained control of the house. take a look, even in states like ohio and pennsylvania which went for president obama the republicans overwhelmingly retained their house seats. sick and tired of the congressional gridlock steve cohen of memphis introduced a bill this
states barack h. obama. [cheers] ♪ o say can you see. >> we now stand beneath the shadow of the state's capitol whose golden dome reflects the democracy of one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all. ♪ his truth is marching on. >> duties of the office upon which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. ♪ america, america ♪ god shed his grace on thee. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal star that guides us still ♪ and the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air ♪ >> hope a new constellation waiting for us to map it, waiting for us to name it together ♪ from every mountain side ♪ let freedom ring ♪ >> we pray that the president, vice president, and all in political authority will remember the words of the prophet micah, what does the lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and always walk humbly with god. >> i'm proud to present the flags that flew over this battalion of democracy today to president barack obama and vice president joe biden. and to you, ge
in a new term, and those new bangs. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the president emerging, flashing his giant smile. but soon wiping away a tear during a stirring performance by the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: all eyes on the president and chief justice john roberts, who flubbed his words for years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's. this time it was the president who seemed to swallow the words. >> the office of president of the united state -- >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then the president's address, with the theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment. and we will see this as long as we see this, together. together. together. >> reporter: the first president ever to include in his inaugural and talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal, the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> report
on the steps of the united states capitol. president obama did not set out to lower expectations of his second term. instead, he established the goals of a progressive agenda. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together for we, the people understand that our country cannot succeed when a very few barely make it. >> we believe america's prosperity must rest on the rise of the middle class. >> helping our fellow man rang throughout the second inaugural dress. he did not shy away from our moral obligation to each other ever. >> we are true to our creed when a little girl born into the poverty knows she has a chance to succeed as anyone else because she is american, she is free, and she is equal not just in the eyes of god but also in our own. >> that is an american value. the speech focused on a range of american experiences with particular attention to the people's whose lives are so different from those in the top 2% in this country. this is a president who understands clearly that represents all americans. the connection that he's ma
moves to the states while obama picks supreme court justices believed to support abortion rights and back federal funding for planned parenthood. state legislatures passed a record-setting number of restrictions over the past two years. talking about the midterms that happened in 2010 where overwhelmingly, republican controlled house got their hands on being able to craft more old-fashioned and very myopic laws that were trying to cut the rights off of women to have the rights that they had already had in place. how has that changed since this last election and how has it even changed the conversation, because it seems like we're having the same old conversations once again. >> again, you are exactly right, thomas, that the 2010 elections, we saw a lot of anti-choice politicians elected. they didn't run on this issue. had they run on it, they would have lost. but the fact is they ran on jobs, the economy, so we kind of got a bait and switch. the fact is in 2012, in this election, we elected more pro-choice members of congress and in the states but the battle in the state is ragin
president obama in the home state of california. but then, bill took it back. why did he apologize? we'll try to figure that out next on "the five." ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the exclusive air suspension in the 2013 ram 1500. ♪ engineered to move heaven and earth. ♪ guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. ♪ ♪ >> greg: awful discussion going on here. all right. so golf star phil mickelson now regrets saying that he'd leave california over high taxes. the state just boosted rates and for every buck that phil makes 63 cents go to the government. which oddly pays for obama's golf. mickelson apologized to anyone he may have upset or insulted. but who did he upset or insult? it's not like he said hey, i am leaving california because there are too many gay samoans. everyone knows there aren't enough. no, he didn't offend a race, orientation or even a size. no, phil just invented the pre-emptive apology. could there -- >> dana: yep. freddie before there could be outrage, he already folded. that's where we are in this sad, sad world, place where th
to run through his state. overall approval still news to come from the obama administration. state department says it doesn't expect to have a decision before the end of the first quarter. and former cfo has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for one of the biggest ponzi schemes in u.s. history. after he pled guilty back in 2923 fraud conspiracy charges. that is the latest from the fox business network giving you the power to prosper. tracy: breaking news, oil closing up $0.68 to $96.24 per barrel. a gain of nearly 1% and a fresh four-month high. ashley: disney head robert iger received a pay increase in 2012, but did he deserve more? dennis kneale here with the details. dennis: he is one of the highest-paid suits in hollywood. some women say he is one of the best looking, but is disney chief really worth $40 million pay package? you bet he is. his pay rose as disney's stock price soared up 76%, net income of 8%, earnings per share rising%. 90% of his pay package is pegged to performance and shareholders have reaped the benefit. disney total shareholder return of putti
the first inauguration, barack obama was sworn in today to a second term as president of the united states. the president and mrs. obama made a brief appearance a short time ago at one of the two big inaugural balls being held tonight. two major ones taking plate plais right now. >> after leaving capitol hill the president and first lady walked several several locks to -- blocks to the white house to thousands of cheering people, he called on the country to support his agenda on a number of controversial issues. >> abc 7 nuts is here now with more on that part for us. >> just heard the president talking about seizing the moment. he seized an opportunity today to speak to a huge national audience and bypass opponents in congress. the president says sed hard work, is part of the country's character but so is working together. >> no single person can train all of the math and science teachers we need to-to-teach our children for the future. >> repeating the phrase we the people, he outlined priority autos we will rye respond to the threat of climate change. knowing that the failure to do so w
of office on the steps of the united states capitol. president obama did not set out to lower expectations of his second term. instead, he established the goals of a progressive agenda. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. for we the people understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. >> themes of unity, togetherness, and helping our fellow man rang throughout the president's second inaugural address. he did not shy away from our moral obligation to each other either. >> we are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else because she is an american. she is free, and she is equal not just in the eyes of god, but also in our own. >> that is an american value. the speech focused on a range of american experiences with particular attention to the peoples whose really lives are s
. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the president emerging, flashing his giant smile, but soon, wiping away a tear, during a stirring performance by the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: and then all eyes on the president and chief justin john roberts, who flubbed his words four years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time, the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's, and this time, it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then, the president's address, just shy of 19 minutes, with a theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. together. together. together. >> reporter: the first president ever to include gays in his inaugural, while talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be eq
we've re-elected president obama. but that doesn't help us on a state level right now. >> well, i'm going to have to leave it there, but the fight continues. congresswoman jackie speier and diane derzis, thank you both for your time. diane, good look to you and your clinic. >> thank you for having me on. >> thank you again. >>> coming up, inside the obama/biden relationship. they are quite a team. >>> and the right wingers and science don't mix. we're going to do the "politicsnation" science lab. you don't want to miss this. ♪ ♪music plays this vacation... has been a year in the planning. and here you are.. standing... nay... staring down your dreams. the rest of your holiday hinges on the moment you walk through that door. the door opens.. ...you hold your breath... and then you realize... you got it right! you got it booking right. because it doesn't get any better than this. it doesn't get any booking better than this. look at the view. look at the booking view. this is exactly what you booking needed. bask in the booking glory... at over a quarter million properties. plane
mr. obama's second inauguration comes four years after he became the first black president and just over 16 years since he was first sworn into office as an illinois state legislator. inauguration day began with a prayer service at st. john's episcopal church across the street from the white house. later, it was on to the capitol building for the swearing-in. a planning official said the turnout on the mall was more than 800,000 people fewer than the record crowd that watched the first inauguration in 2009. first supreme court justice sonia sotomayor swore in joe biden. then chief justice roberts administered the oath to president obama. >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheers ] >> reporter: president obama's left hand was on two bibles, one belonging to abraham lincoln, the other to martin luther king jr. following his inaugural address and a signing ceremo
. and we're not apparently ready as a people and certainly not as an administration, and the obama administration to make those hard choices. i think we are threading water in the united states. and i think president obama is in some ways a figure of a threading water are a. >> bill: treading water because i'm an old lifeguard and diver. you are going further out to sea. you are not staying where you are treading the water and you are not going to be able to when you want to it swim into shore. you are so far offshore it's going to be almost impossible to get back. i submitted to brit hume that the president understands that if he can read or maybe he just ignores the gao report like he ignored his own debt commission. maybe he does that. maybe he is locked in an ideological jar that he just says, you know what? i don't give a fig. i'm going to do. this tough, i don't care about the consequences. maybe. if he is a man, genuinely, genuinely concerned about his country, got to see the urgency of this. yet, he does not address it. you she, -- you know, doesn't. president reagan he too
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